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Linda Brown, 76, whose father objected when she was not allowed to attend an all-white school in her neighborhood.

She came to symbolize one of the most transformative court proceedings in American history, the school desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education, died in Topeka, Kan.

Her death was confirmed by a spokesman for the Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka, which is handling her funeral arrangements.

He did not specify the cause.

It is Ms. Brown’s...

French investigators are treating the killing of an 85-year-old Jewish woman in Paris as an antisemitic murder, after it emerged that she had survived France’s most notorious second world war round up of Jews in 1942.

Mireille Knoll lived alone and was found dead after a fire broke out in her flat in Paris’s 11th arrondissement. 

An autopsy showed she had been stabbed several times before the fire.

Two suspects who were arrested are to appear before judges as judicial...

A Russian airline forced five Asian-American passengers to fly to Delhi instead of New York because of their skin colour, according to a racial discrimination complaint.

Aeroflot staff warned the US citizens, all of south Asian descent, they would be “deported” to India if they refused to board the flight.

The Americans were travelling from Delhi to the US on 7 January but were stranded during a stopover in Moscow when their connecting flight to JFK International Airport was...

An Israeli mayor pulled out of a speech to students visiting Poland after he was told to omit passages that could contravene the country’s new law on Holocaust responsibility.  

Eli Dukorsky, the mayor of Kiryat Bialik in northern Israel, said he had planned to mention the Jews who were murdered by Poles during the Holocaust in his speech, a joint appearance with the local Polish mayor. 

But he cancelled after being told by officials that his speech would have to be redacted...

A mosque in Stockholm was vandalized with racist words and symbols.

In a statement, the mosque management said a big swastika symbol was spray painted at the mosque's door.

The management strongly condemned the incident, saying the mosque had been facing such racist attacks for years.

"Our mosque members and our community are extremely disturbed by such attacks. Unfortunately, despite many racist attacks, the government could not do anything against Islamophobia and hate...

The attackers tried to take hold of the donkey he was riding and when he objected, they threw a stone at him.

A 20-year-old Jewish man was sentenced to 400 hours of community service and a 7,500 shekel ($2,200) fine for attacking a Palestinian worker and injuring him.

He will also be on probation for eight months. The State Prosecutor’s office is considering appealing the lenient sentence.

The attackers tried to take hold of the donkey he was riding and when he objected...

One of Israel’s chief rabbis called black people “monkeys” during his weekly sermon.

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef’s comments were denounced as ”racially charged” and “utterly unacceptable” by the Anti-Defamation League, a New York City-based organisation devoted to battling anti-Semitism and racism.

During his weekly sermon, the rabbi used a derogatory Hebrew term for a black person, before going on to call a black person a “monkey,” according to footage published by the Ynet news site...

A group of 25 people reportedly attacked a branch of Turkish lender Ziraat Bank in the northeastern Greek city of Komotini.

The masked suspects, calling themselves "anti-government anarchists," threw stones at the Ziraat Bank building after they launched a protest in the city center.

The main entrance of the bank and its windows were damaged during the attack.

No injuries were reported as the incident happened out of banking hours.

At the protest in central...

A total of 37 attacks have taken place against Turkish institutions in 2018 in Germany.

It has been noted that the attacks have visibly increased after Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” on Jan. 20 to clear militant groups from Afrin in northwestern Syria amid growing threats posed from the region.

The number of attacks against Turkish institutions in the country was 13 in 2017.

According to the report, several mosques, cultural institutions and restaurants...

Ugbaad Kilincci, a PvdA candidate councillor in Emmen, was faced with racism while campaigning in the Drenthe town on Saturday.

She was called, among other things, a "ragged-head moron", a "black monkey", and told to "go back to Africa", RTL Nieuws reports.

"I am mostly sad and I find it horrible that this is still happening in our society", the 30-year-old aspiring politician said to the broadcaster. "I specifically decided to make myself available for election because I want...

The Turkish Embassy in the Danish capital Copenhagen was attacked by four people with Molotov cocktails early Monday, according to a police official.

Torben Madsen from the Copenhagen police told reporters that the police had noticed the attack while patrolling the area at around 2.55 a.m. local time (0155GMT).

Madsen said a number of police officers were sent to the area, adding that the police officer who spotted the incident was focused on extinguishing the fire rather than...

PKK supporters' attacks on Turks in France have taken a new dimension, Turkish embassy in Paris warned on Friday, condemning the recent arson attacks.

In a written statement, the embassy said the Turkish diplomats are in close cooperation with the French officials to investigate the attacks and bring perpetrators to justice.

The statement said vehicles of two Turkish citizens were set on fire on March 5 and March 10, and a cafe belonging to a citizen was attacked similarly on...

A British army trainer accused of joining a “virulently racist” neo-Nazi group kept a terrorism manual written by the white nationalist Anders Breivik, a court heard.

Mikko Vehvilainen is accused of membership of National Action, along with private Mark Barrett and a 23-year-old man who cannot be named for legal reasons.

All three were described at the start of their trial by prosecutors as “active members” of the rightwing group, before and after it was banned in December 2016...

Thousands of people turned out saturday for an anti-racist march in the central Italian city of Florence in memory of a black man from Senegalese shot dead by a racist attacker.

Idy Diene, a legally resident street vendor aged 54, was gunned down Monday by a 65-year-old man. Then he initially intending to kill himself and leaving behind a suicide note for his family.

A peaceful throng of Italians joined members of Senegalese local associations in Santa Maria Novella square in...

National Geographic acknowledged that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated and unintelligent.

"We had to own our story to move beyond it," editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg told The Associated Press in an interview about the yellow-bordered magazine's April issue, which is devoted to race.

National Geographic first published its magazine in 1888....